Sitaram Yechury was re-elected as general secretary of Communist Party of India (Marxist) because the four-day twenty third get together congress in Kannur concluded on Sunday.
West Bengal chief Ramachandra Dome was elected to the Politburo, changing into the primary Dalit face within the get together’s highest physique.
Yechury’s reappointment got here at a time the get together is going through a stiff problem on the nationwide stage, with its energy decreasing significantly in a few of its erstwhile forts like West Bengal and Tripura.
“Enough challenges are ahead for the party. Our leaders never retire but since there is an age cap, they will be active in other forums of the party,” the CPI(M) chief mentioned.
Yechury was referring to the get together’s determination to repair 75 because the age restrict for members of the central committee and Politburo. Besides Dome, Left Democratic Front state convener A Vijayaraghavan and All India Kisan Sabha president Ashok Dhawale had been additionally inducted into the Politburo following the retirement of leaders S Ramachandran Pillai, Biman Bose and Hanan Mollah.
The Politburo contains 17 members.
The new central committee, in the meantime, now has 15 ladies representatives and 17 new members. Among these elected to the committee had been Kerala finance minister Okay N Balagopal and business minister P Rajee. State ladies fee chief P Sathidevi and former MP C S Sujata had been additionally inducted.
Yechury joined the Students Federation of India, the get together’s scholar physique, in 1974, and was later elected because the outfit’s nationwide president. Arrested through the Emergency, he served twice as president of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union. He was elevated to the central committee in 1985 and Politburo in 1992, and succeeded Prakash Karat as general secretary in 2015.
Kerala is the one state the place the CPI(M) is in energy.
During discussions on a draft political decision, the get together spoke in regards to the want for an alternative choice to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on the Centre and raised stiff opposition towards having any alliance with the Congress. While the West Bengal unit spoke in favour of an alliance, the Kerala unit opposed it on the grounds that the Congress typically diluted its position on secularism and financial insurance policies, individuals conversant in the matter mentioned.
Meanwhile, central committee member and former Kerala ladies fee chairperson M C Josephine (74) collapsed after struggling a coronary heart assault on the congress venue on Saturday night. She was rushed to a hospital the place she died on Sunday.
Josephine’s physique was introduced again to the venue on Sunday so that individuals might pay their final respects.
“She was a leader wedded to her ideology and excelled in all fields of work she adopted,” chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan mentioned.